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about grenada


Grenada, dubbed the Isle of Spice or Spice Isle, is located on the southeastern part of the Caribbean island chain. The size of the island stands at approximately 347 sq. km (133 sq. mi) and has a population of just over 100,000, with about 5000 populating the capital, St. George’s. It is situated 166km (103m) north of Trinidad and Tobago and about 829km ( 515m) from Caracas, Venezuela. A year round tropical climate is experienced on the island with average temperatures ranging fro 24-30 degrees c (75-87F).  The island is on the southern end of the Windward chain of islands.  This positioning generally makes Grenada a safe zone from hurricanes.  You find that boats regularly come here every season as a hurricane retreat. 

Constitutionally, Grenada actually comprises the main island (Grenada), Carriacou and Petite Martinique and other smaller surrounding islands.  It was a British colony until it gained independence on February 7, 1974. 


The name of the airport is the Maurice Bishop International Airport (airport code GND) named after the late former prime minister Maurice Bishop. To get here, there are several options depending on your point of origin.

From the UK, there is British Airways and Virgin Atlantic which serve Grenada with direct flights twice weekly.

North America - American Airlines, Delta, Jet Blue and Air Canada Rouge. Caribbean Airlines also facilitates one stop connections from Trinidad to Toronto, New York, Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and other regional airports

For travel within the region, there is LIAT which provide connections to MBIA from many Caribbean islands along with connections to international flights.

If you wish to visit the sister island, Carriacou, SVG Air provide daily flights to and from Carriacou’s Lauriston Airport. By water, the Osprey Lines Ferry provides daily service.

Electricity - Grenada uses 220V/50 Hz electric (UK style sockets).  However 110 V/50 Hz is also available.

Grenada will have you looking forward to your return trip.  Whether it is the beauty of rivers and seas, the greenery of the mountains, the produce from the fertile land or even the hypnotic pulse of calypso and soca or reggae music, Grenada has a great balance to promote an ideal quality of life.


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